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I. Introduction:

No matter where you live, opening a bank account is one essential part of life, but you have to check around to find out what services a bank provides. Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition. Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context. You can use the Internet to find similar sentences.

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  1. apply for a credit card
  2. buy traveler's checks
  3. cash a check
  4. check your account balance
  5. deposit money
  6. exchange money
  7. fill out a withdrawal slip
  8. open a checking account
  9. open a savings account
  10. order checks
  11. pay off a loan
  12. pay your bills online
  13. rent a safety deposit box
  14. review your bank statement
  15. take out a loan
  16. talk with a bank teller
  17. talk with the bank manager
  18. transfer money
  19. use a debit card
  20. withdraw money

II. Practice: Top
Now, complete the sentences below with the best answer:
1. I need to _____________ at the bank because I'm going overseas on business, and I want to take some of the local currency with me.

A. withdraw money B. exchange money C. buy traveler's checks

2. You ought to ________________ to store your valuables and important documents in a secure location.

A. rent a safety deposit box B. open a savings account C. pay your bills online

3. My father is trying to ______________ to pay for the construction of a new room to our house.

A. take out a loan B. pay off a loan C. review his bank statement

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III. Follow-Up: Top
What particular banking services are most important to you in your current situation? Look around and see if there are banks in your area that might meet your needs, including online banking options. Then, share your ideas with a partner.

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